- type: iterative hash function
- compression function: 512-bit message block, 160-bit chaining variable
- max. message length: < 264 bits
- [ Specification]
We can try to give the basic infrmation: so block size general construction of compression functions etc. NO DETAILS. Just reference to the paper proposing the hash function. Then we list the attacks or preliminary analyses. We give the abstract and our opinion about this attack. For instance 2nd-preimages in much less than 2n. Opinion could be: very nice observation, generic, but still not practical since extreme message lengths are required.
I think we should go this way. Esecially we should clearly say what is
3 General Description
SHA-1 is an iterated hash function. It can be used to compute a 160-bit hash value for messages having a length of less than 264 bits, cf. FIPS 180-2 Secure Hash Standard. As most iterated hash functions, SHA-1 applies MD strengthening.
3.1 Compression Function
The compression function processes input message blocks of 512 bits and produces a 160-bit chaining value. The compression function of SHA-1 basically consists of two parts: the message expansion and the state update transformation. The chaining variable (iv in the first iteration) is added to the output of the state update transformation (feed forward).
3.1.1 Message Expansion
In SHA-1, the message expansion is defined as follows. A single 512-bit input message block block is represented by 16 32-bit words, denoted by , with . The message input is linearly expanded into 80 32-bit words defined as follows:
3.1.2 State Update Transformation
The state update transformation starts from a fixed initial value iv for 5 32-bit registers (also referred to as state variables) and updates these registers in 80 steps () by using the word and the step constant in step . One step of the state update transformation is defined as
The function depends on the step number: steps use the IF-function referred to as and steps use the MAJ-function referred to as . The remaining steps, use a 3-input XOR referred to as . The Boolean functions are defined as follows:
3.2 Padding Method
3.3 Constants and Initial Value
3.3.2 Initial Value
4 Claimed/Expected Security Margins
5 Security Anaylsis
- Best know attack: 263 by Wang et.al.
- Best known collision example: 64-step collision by De Canniere and Rechberger
something like: best know attack to date: kind of attack, which variant has been looked at (e.g. round-reduced), complexity, and reference to paper and abstract.
may be make here a new page with the other cryptanalysis results.